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for traffic. the government is hoping that keeping shops open and will help the economy. in germany, the economic performance has been strong, but their future is intricately tied to the euro zone. 2013 and angela merkel. she faces challenges on the domestic front. a report. >> let us days and look as best as we can into the crystal ball to the year ahead for angela merkel. she emerged as perhaps the world's most powerful woman, certainly germany's most popular politician, but 2013 could well be a year of living dangerously for the german chancellor. at a recent conference, she rallied the troops for an election in september. >> we have kept our promise. through our leadership, germany has emerged stronger. >> she repeated her tough stance on bailouts and the need for budgetary tightening that made her so popular in germany, but her problem is even coming first in the elections will not be enough. >> she has a very unstable coalition. she needs the coalition right now. she is considered to be a favorite coalition partner. >> at this time, the arithmetic suggests that her new coaliti
. >> germany's economic performance has been strong, but its future is intricately tied to the future of the euro zone. that will create significant dangers for the chancellor, angela merkel. nick spicer reports from berlin. >> let us gaze and peer as best we can into the crystal ball of angela merkel's year ahead. as the euro crisis swarlede -- about her, she emerged as perhaps the world's most powerful woman and certainly germany's most popular politician. but 2013 could well be a year of living dangerously for her. they rallied the troops in september. >> we've kept our promise. through our leadership, germany has emerged stronger from the euro crisis than when it entered it. >> merkel repeated, mantra-like, her tough stance on bailouts and the need for belt tightening. but the problem is that even coming in fishs in the elections won't be enough. >> she has a very unstable combination, and in the german political system it's impossible to just dominate everything with one party so she needs a coalition partner and her current one which she would consider to be her favorite coalit
during the november 2012 fighting. iraq's president has arrived in germany for further treatment after having a stroke them that he was taken to hospital monday night but doctors have reported the stabilized him. he has had a series of health problems in recent years. a shake-up at the u.s. state department. who is out of a job following the findings of a security investigation. women using technology to build their business. the those headlines in just a moment. >> it is a very unsettled picture across europe. we have this area of low pressure. this frontal system giving some torrential rainfall. and improvement here but on the forward edge of this frontal system there is likely to be some snow extending down toward the alpine region. some shower weather for the u.k. and much of france, too. over eastern parts of europe seeing cloudy skies, outbreaks of rain. -14 degrees is expected in moscow. we have a fairly brisk, northwesterly wind making an impact all the way down towards sudan seeing temperatures below average at 29 degrees. as we move into central parts of africa, while the mon
have no problem in meeting its financial commitments. only germany and the netherlands have this rate. before the upgrade, greece's rating had fallen to selective default, which meant it failed to pay on one or more of its obligations. now it was pushed upward to b minus. this shows that greece can meet its financial commitments. i spoke to the fellow at the peterson institute for international economics. >> i think was s&p is catching up to is the improved political goodwill in the rest of the euro area towards the greek economy. yesterday, greece got 34 billion euros as a quid pro quo for having implemented a long list of reforms and fiscal austerity. s&p as saying, we expect this money to continue to flow from up euro area. nd we expect thre greek government to continue to implement economic reforms in the future. >> does this upgrade change anything for grece in rea ?ce ter >> the greek exit from the euro area is an extremely unlikely event, precisely for the reason s&p outlined -- that the euro area has politically decided to keep greece in the euro area. this is not something th
in the context globally. compare canada, germany, australia. where do we stand when it comes to gun deaths in america? >> our gun homicide rates is greater by orders of magnitude compared to all other comparable societies. which is to say, industrialized democracies. our overall violent crime rate -- this is a distinction worth making -- is not as distinct. in other words, you're not necessarily in greater peril of having your car stolen or having some he eu over the head with a baseball bat in the u.s. in fact, nyc is safer than many other big cities around the world in terms of violent crime overall. but we have a gun homicide problem. our crime is more lethal because we have more guns. >> talking about something like 9000 homicide gun deaths in the united states every year. i think that it has let 150. germany, 170. and then you would include suicide and what is it in the u.s.? >> we have roughly something in order of 30,000 gun deaths a year, but the large majority are suicide. >> we're talking to paul barrett. when we come back, we will host a debate on the issue of gun violence in am
and there are shootings and killings in norway and france and germany, but there hasn't been 61 mass killings like there have been in this country to a sense columbine. >> and the nra facebook page has gone dark. we will speak with lisa graves about big guns and big money. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. residents of newtown, connecticut, have begun holding the first of many kernels for the 27 victims killed in friday's shooting rampage at sandy hook elementary school. on monday, noah pozner and jack pinto, 06 years old, were laid to rest in small caskets. more funerals are slated today including two more 6-year-old victim's, james mattioli and jessica rekos. at the white house, president obama convened a meeting with top officials to discuss ways to respond to the newtown massacre, including potential proposals for gun control. pressed for details, white house press secretary jay carney reduced offer any specifics on how obama plans to address the nation's gun violence. >> is a complex problem that will require
of throwing higher and higher velocity particles at matter, three people in germany, lisa meitner, otto hahn, otto-- strassman, i think, anyway, what they did was they threw slow moving neutrons at uranium isotopes and they found a reaction that changed the world. and the reaction that changed the world is that what you see before you here. it's in your textbooks. the first page in the chapter, fission and fusion. and all we're saying is that it turns out if a slow moving neutron taps into uranium 235 isotope-- [makes sounds] --it will lay it right in half, and the isotopes, instead of a little particle coming off like maybe a proton or an alpha particle, the whole things falls on half. wild. and-- [makes sounds] here's a typical reaction. there are many reactions. this is just the typical one. the uranium busts in half into krypton and barium. these are about halfway down the periodic table from where the uranium is. and the neat thing was, is there were also an ejection in the average of about three more neutrons. now, if you can slow these neutrons down-- they're going kinda fast-- if you
-- oh, if you do have a glass then you have a handle like that. in germany, they're like that, okay. but without the hand, they'll gonna slip out. this one here will slip right through your fingers. this one here starts to slip through your fingers and even if your exhaust, you'll still kind of grab it and hold it. so they're shaped like this. also, they'll also give you a little napkin on the bottom, right? what's the little napkin for? you say to the waitress, "and what's the napkin for?" she says, "ch, ch." "ch?" "ch. don't you know your physics?" why the napkin? because this stuff is gonna start to pour down. i can remember when i was a little kid. i still remember this. my father used to drink a lot of beer and he didn't want me to drink his beer. and i reached over and i took the edge 'cause i saw the edge was all wet. and i could take the edge and i taste it. didn't have any taste. i thought i was-- i thought the beer was leaking through the glass, you see? and i said, --'cause it's all wet. the beer get through the glass, get wet, yah? and i remember putting my hand inside--
get into this museum comes from all over the world-- denmark, germany, france. so we get more people coming from outside the country than we do from california usually, to have a love of the tractors and of the history. >> the heidrick ag center, just off highway 5 and road 102. bring the whole family. there's a gift shop, there's a lot of great equipment, a ton of collections, and the kids even get to drive these around while they're seeing the exhibits. it's fun for everybody. >> well, that is going to do it for the show today. if you have any questions about anything you've seen, check out our website at and we'll see you again next week on "california country."
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